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Fire and Alarm Life Safety Systems Electrician

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have multiple openings for Fire and Alarm Life Safety Systems Electricians.  You will perform journey level electrical work on a variety of specialized fire and alarm monitoring systems, including maintenance, construction, installation, inspection, test, and repair on electrical circuits in support of fire alarm and emergency voice alarm systems, and indoor and outdoor emergency lighting.  This position is in the Alarms Division within the Emergency Management Department and may require working at Site 300 in Tracy, California.
 
Essential Duties
- Perform journey level electrical hot work and electronics on a variety of specialized fire and alarm life safety systems, including lockout/tagout to isolate components and de-energize equipment, installation, construction, demo, maintenance, inspections, test and repair of fire alarm and emergency voice alarm systems, and emergency lighting.
- Plan, layout, fabricate, modify, troubleshoot, maintain, inspect, test and repair of complex electrical circuits and system controls to commission and restore life safety systems and components to operational condition, including specialized detection systems, fire alarm and fan control panels, fire suppression systems, emergency and general use voice systems, criticality alarms, refrigerant, oxygen, and tritium sensors.
- Interpret written reports, blueprints, schematics, drawings, electrical diagrams, as-built, specifications, software and system programs, operation and product manuals.
- Provide technical guidance and train other crafts personnel, including assuming small crew task leadership on safety and work projects in support of program scope and function.
- Provide effective and timely customer service to clients and team members, interact with program facility contacts, customers, clients, other crafts and administrative personnel.
- Analyze data, system performance and work requests, maintain systems and recommend improvements using established maintenance procedures, and ensure continued system operation and compliance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements.
- Prepare standard reports, equipment inventory, work orders, vehicle maintenance, mileage, inspection, and maintenance reports.
- Ensure all assignments are performed in accordance with ES&H, security, quality standards, Work Planning and Control, program requirements, and Laboratory policies and procedures.
- Perform other duties as assigned. 
 
Qualifications
- High school diploma, GED, or equivalent and completion of California State Certified apprenticeship program in the electrician trade or equivalent experience.
- Knowledge and ability to modify, construct, install, maintain, troubleshoot, inspect, test, and repair complex specialized fire alarm life safety systems, electronic circuits, emergency voice alarm systems, and emergency lighting.
- Journey level skills and knowledge in the electrical trade, including knowledge of National Electrical Codes (NEC) NFPA 70, 70E, 72, and 101 Life Safety Code, high voltage, and ES&H laws and regulations.
- Ability to analyze, interpret, and work from complex blueprints, drawings, electrical diagrams, specifications, software and systems programs, schematics, operation and product manuals.
- Proficiency in the use of all tools of the trade, multi-meters and other specialized electronic test equipment associated with testing and troubleshooting life safety systems, electronic circuits, emergency voice alarm systems, and emergency lighting.
- Proven customer service and interpersonal skills necessary to work independently and interact effectively with all levels of management, team members, ES&H, technicians, other crafts and administrative personnel.
- Proficient written and verbal communication skills, including knowledge of personal computers and associated software to prepare and complete forms, reports, and logs, send and receive e-mails, perform computer-based training, and timekeeping entry.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Driver’s License and a California State Electrician Certification; to work scheduled, emergency and call back overtime, lift up to 50 lbs. in a safe and controlled manner, and work in confined spaces.
 
Desired Qualifications
- Experience working as a journey level electrician in the field of fire and alarm safety systems installation, maintenance, and repair.
- Experience working with and knowledge of Fire Alarm Systems MXL, XLS, Desigo, System 3, and Emergency Voice Paging Alarm Systems MXLV, EVA, VoiceCom, and Wheelock.
 

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:  This listing has multiple openings; these are Career Indefinite positions.  Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis).

The Laboratory performs a variety of work, including some that may fall under Davis Bacon Act requirements.  When work scope falls under this Act, the Laboratory complies with the prevailing wage requirements.

 

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.
 
Site 300 is an experimental test site operated by LLNL.  Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration.
 
 
 
LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Livermore, California
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